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About PORT

PORT is no longer offered on the OpenTable network. To see if reservations are available please visit their website: www.portrestaurant.ca or call directly 905-839-7678.

PORT is located on the shores of Frenchman's Bay in Bay Ridges, Pickering. We offer North American food, cocktails, wine and beer in an elegantly-casual, come-as-you-are setting. Our menus evolve to reflect the season and locally produced products. Our Bar Team has created cocktails that reflect the passion and skill of the original bartender(s).

1289 Wharf St.
Pickering, ON L1W 1A2
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday

Lunch 11:30am – 3:30pm

Dinner 4:30pm - close

Saturday

Brunch 11:30am - 3:30pm

Dinner 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Sunday

Brunch 11:00am -3:30pm

Dinner 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Liverpool Rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 839-7678

Website:
http://portrestaurant.ca/

Entertainment:
Live Music every Friday evening

Parking Details:
We have limited parking during busy times. Street parking is available on Liverpool Rd. north of Wharf St.

Plan to car pool and/or have a designated driver. Taxi and Uber are available locally.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Follow our website updates to view our ongoing special events.

PORT Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (72)
Scenic View (56)
Good for a Date (52)
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Special Occasion (45)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Romantic (32)
Worth the Drive (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Great for Lunch (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Casual (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Cozy (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Business Meals (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Fun (15)
Great Beer (15)
Seasonal (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Authentic (13)
Hot Spot (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Healthy (10)
Live Music (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

First time at this restaurant will definitely go back

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The Sunday roast beef was great but the potato/veg accompaniment was ho hum.... I actually asked for salt to attempt to give it some flavour!

Waiter was very accommodating with some dietary requests.

With very few people in the restaurant why sit 6 tables right next to each other ? Why not spread them out albeit in the same area ?!

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We really enjoyed the food and the service for our small birthday celebration. Unfortunately, we were seated next to a large group (~30 people) which made it very difficult to hear each other throughout our visit. This was disappointing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Requested patio
It was enclosed in plastic fire pit not working... it hasn't worked for months and the establishment doesn't seem to be willing to repair it

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I have been to The Port several times and always loved it. But this time, we waited more than an hour for our food and I was really unimpressed with my meal - Pork and Beans. Sadly, I'm reluctant to go back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Visited a couple of times now over the years, and have to say that the view never disappoints. Always appreciate the adventurous food items on offer.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Unfortunately, our lunch was awful. I ordered the pate which was like spam. My sister had a salad and although the presentation was lovely was so small. Our desserts took 20 minutes to arrive so our server did not charge us. Truly unfortunate my husband and I always went to Port, but I would never go back....

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Port offers quality and inventive food items amidst a great setting along the waterfront of Frenchman's Bay in Pickering. While the menu items are inventive, I find there wasn't enough balance in the main course offerings and appetizers between non-seafood and seafood dishes. I would have enjoyed having a greater choice of non-seafood items on the menu.

The wine list could use some expanding as well, most notably with white wines. I think a greater range of white varietals, regions and price points would have been helpful. The red wine list is better but could also use some expansion.

Ambiance at Port is upscale and modern, but I felt they had the lights a bit too dim and could use to brighten the dining room a small amount. The main dining area has a noise level that is certainly acceptable when it is full of small groups, but it can get very loud if larger groups show up. We experienced a calm setting for most of our meal but as we were eating dessert a larger group arrived and the noise level jumped to a point where we were glad to be almost finished.

While we didn't sit at the bar this time, we have in the past and find it to be a nice spot for drinks or a quick meal. The patio in the summertime is among the best within 20 KMs.

Pricing is not unreasonable but perhaps a bit higher than the area might call for. It's good for special occasions but wouldn't be feasible to dine out regularly.

We were there for our anniversary and we quite enjoyed their unique way of noting and celebrating anniversaries by offering couples a complimentary glass of Port wine...so in other words, we enjoyed a complimentary glass of Port at PORT! Nice touch...

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Little surprised to arrive for our reservation only to be ignored by the hostess. Our server, Brittany made up for our lack lustre reception with her friendly demeanor and outstanding service! The food was top notch as usual! Our thanks for Brittany! Your customer service is outstanding!

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

I took a friend there for her birthday and the minute I walked in I loved the place. A bit on the pricy side but since this was a special occasion for a good friend it was ok.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great environment and experience. Menu could have more selection. Server was great, food tasted great. 4 our of 5 stars for sure

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The Port has become a tradition for special celebrations. Today was a birthday. The service was great but my wife’s steak was dry. It was cooked to to her request of medium-rare but is it was not savory.

We will go back as our other special occasions at The Port have been excellent. Hopefully this was a one off.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

While I can’t speak to the rest of the dinner options, I found that the SEAFOOD CASSOULET was absolutely horrible for several reasons. First, it was over garnished and over spiced. Every mouthful tasted like a spoon of dry spice. Second, something else was off with the meal.... the seafood itself was not fresh. In fact, some of it had the texture of being frozen. This restaurant needs to be all about fresh food. Two of us had that meal and both of us did not fully eat it. Really disappointed because I like the restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was overpriced, ( i have been in the past, and found it the same). Steak was just "ok" have had much better.

I was asked when making the reservation why we were going and I stated a Birthday and not sure why asked is it was not acknowledged anyhow.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

My favourite appetizer is no longer on the menu. It was an artichoke dip. That was a big attraction for me in the past. Sure hope they bring it back.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Braedon 'a service was great !Quality of food was excellent . My wife and I had the Lamb shoulder with sides of mixed mushrooms and fried brussel sprouts !We have told many people about Port since Oct 6th... we will be back soon !
Marcello & Rosalie Scarsella

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Afternoon Coffee, Waterfront, Casual, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Amazing restaurant. Cannot complain... The service was perfect and we had such a great time..

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent food & very tasty. Our server was amazing & very personable.
A little pricy but worth it

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 3, 2017

A delightful experience. The setting was excellent, with a view of the sailboats at mooring. The decor was comfortable and relaxed. Our waitress was amazingly entertaining and helpful. The prices and menu were excellent. All in all, a very positive experience for a special occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Another wonderful experience at Port for my wife and I. The staff, food, and atmosphere were all top notch as usual. The food was prepared to perfection and our server was friendly and engaging. Atmosphere is cozy and relaxed. Will be visiting again soon. Highly recommended.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Casual, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wonderful homemade tomatoe soup! Lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

I would highly recommend Port to anyone looking for a classy mealtime experience. Although I feel there were some finer touches missing (i.e. bread to start, more options on the specials), the overall quality of the food and experience was exceptional. This was a special occasion for us (proposal) that the staff helped to go off without a hitch, from our seated location to some special requests I made for the surprise, I was very pleased with the service provided...the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Thank you so much Port for giving us a memorable evening that will be with us for the rest of our lives.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My friend and I both ordered the fish and chips. The fish was very dry and tasteless. Very unfortunate.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

As usual the food was amazing and the service was outstanding. I believe our waitresses name was Britney and she was fantastic. I highly recommend Port for a great dining experience. The entertainment was great as well.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Casual, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Authentic, Romantic, Live Music, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

fantastic restaurant, the view was great, our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Her recommendations were great. Portion size was perfect for the value.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Haven't been in a while - good improvement. Great day outside in patio and i understand they are working on a ew things like the firepit and more comfortable chairs but it was good to be outside. The mea was good as the menu improved as well. Pleasant surprise.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great appetizers. View of the water from patio was outstanding. Calamari was great. Steak was over cooked. Service was friendly and natural.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Lunch was fine. Service slow so if you are there during your work lunch hour perhaps tell them to speed things up a bit? Loved the outdoor patio seating overlooking the Bay.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fantastic! Service was great - friendly, attentive. Food was very good - prosciutto wrapped dates were awesome. We will certainly be back! Thank you.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

What a great experience - everything from the staff professionalism to the ambiance, my family and I were very pleased as we sat on the patio for Saturday brunch!

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Cod croquettes were awful. Entree (steak) was worse. They did however offer a gift card and didn't charge for the Cod.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Due to our unusually long wait for the main course, the manager generously offered to provide a complimentary dessert, which was much appreciated. Also, the waitress quickly and without question replaced my overcooked salmon, allowing me to take home the overcooked piece for sandwiches the next day. The mussels, salmon and Brussels sprouts were all delicious, and I look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Waterfront, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Very disappointing. Menu very limited.
Pate appetizer not a true pate; need to cut with a knife. Seafood meal overpowered with lentils. Shrimp and scallops super small.
Not worth the cost.
We were there some time ago; a lot better.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Really enjoyed the service and ambiance. Food was pretty good, especially their White Bean Dip. The staff knew we were there for a special occasion, and did their best to try and make it a nice evening for the both of us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Service was great - our waitress was friendly and efficient. Food was tasty and everyone enjoyed their meals. Enjoyed an excellent bottle of wine. Beautiful view over the waterfront.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The service was very , very slow . We had to ask for dessert menu and then waited 15 minutes to take our order but we decided to leave and not continue to waste any more of the evening in the restaurant

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 11, 2017

All the food was delicious. We had the burger, deep fried Brussels sprouts and the chicken and pemeal sandwich.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Lovely setting overlooking Frenchman's Bay. The servers were courteous and kind. The food was tasty. I would return again!

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Service was excellent and so was the food. We'll go back. Would like to try lunch on the patio.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Fun, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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